Partners

Amri Johnson

MANAGING PARTNER/FOUNDER

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For more than 20 years, Amri Johnson has been instrumental in helping organizations and their people create extraordinary business outcomes. He is a social capitalist, epidemiologist, entrepreneur, and inclusion strategist. Amri’s dialogic approach to engaging all people as leaders and change agents (most recently at the research division of Novartis, as Global Head of Cultural Intelligence and Inclusion) has fostered the opening of minds and deepening of skillsets with organizational leaders and citizens enabling them to thrive and optimally contribute to one another and their respective organizations.

As CEO/Founder of Inclusion Wins, Amri and a virtual collective of partners converge organizational purpose to create a global impact with a lens of inclusion. Amri is currently working on a manuscript answering the question; How can we make inclusiveness more accessible (for all stakeholders); actionable (clear, universal contributions); and sustainable (purposeful and perpetually impactful)?

Born in Topeka, Kansas (USA), Amri has worked and lived in the U.S, Brazil, and currently lives in Basel, Switzerland, with his partner Martina and their three kids.

Howie Schaffer

Partner/Senior Consultant with inclusion wins and the founder & principal of big tent consulting

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Howie Schaffer, Partner/Senior Consultant with Inclusion Wins and the founder & principal of Big Tent Consulting. He is a respected speaker, strategist, trainer and facilitator on cutting-edge topics in diversity, inclusion, leadership development, change management, organizational assessment & transformation, and cultural competency. He is an esteemed personal counselor and executive coach.

From 2008-2014, Howie was a Vice President at Cook Ross Inc. where his client relationship development, content, product, and research efforts focused on creating transformative solutions for FORTUNE 500, law firms, professional services, education, healthcare, government, media, nonprofit, and other leading organizations. Previously, Howie was Vice President, Communications, Research & Publications at Diversity Best Practices. His areas of key responsibility included marketing and branding; press and social media outreach; publications development; e-newsletters; diversity research and data collection; benchmarking; speechwriting; and client services.

Howie has an undergraduate degree in communications from Cornell University and a graduate degree in philosophy of education from Teacher’s College at Columbia University. He is a proud husband and the father of two dazzling sons.

Atena Hensch

Worked in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) for the last 17 years

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Atena Hensch has worked in the field of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for the last 17 years. She has worked globally, particularly in Iran, New Zealand, Australia and Switzerland. Her work has been across education, health, civil society, government, corporate, refugees and immigration, humanitarian, multicultural women’s health and several other sectors.

Atena has developed numerous tools, frameworks and case studies to assess organisation’s approaches to DEI and provide solutions to go forward in their journey toward inclusive practices. She has built educational materials on DEI and facilitated many workshops on race equality and equity, intersectionality, diversity awareness, cultural competency of front-line staff to executive leaders and global governing boards. She is trained in applying numerous assessment tools such as Cultural Intelligence (CQ®) and Cultural Orientation Indicator to support individuals in negotiation and communications across cultures.

Atena’s experience is supported by her academic study of Master of Public Administration in Global Diversity Governance and her publications in this field. She has conducted numerous case studies in which she interviewed participants about their lived experience and analysed the data into meaningful best practice examples.
Race, faith and multiculturalism are vital components of her own personal experience and identity as a woman of colour from the Middle East who married to a Swiss-German husband, and having lived together in different countries. She has two teenage daughters and is currently living in Switzerland.

HENRI MICHEL YÉRÉ

(MA, PHD) Senior consultant with inclusion wins. Currently a researcher based at the sentre for African studies at the university of basel

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Senior Consultant with Inclusion Wins, is currently a researcher based at the Centre for African Studies at the University of Basel.

A trained historian, Henri was formerly an Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Novartis, based in Basel, Switzerland, occupying various responsibilities.

He has worked extensively with scientists active in the field of medical research. In addition to the experience garnered in the pharmaceutical industry, Henri has delivered workshops in several organizations as a consultant (Deloitte, EY, KPMG, CERN among others.)

An experienced facilitator and trainer, Henri has trained leaders and their teams in mentoring, personality assessment, Cultural Intelligence (CQ®), unconscious bias training and inclusive leadership.

Dr. Yéré was born in the Ivory Coast and has studied at the University of Capetown (South Africa) in addition to his PhD from the University of Basel. He lives in Basel with his partner and three sons.

Amri Johnson

MANAGING PARTNER/FOUNDER

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For more than 20 years, Amri Johnson has been instrumental in helping organizations and their people create extraordinary business outcomes. He is a social capitalist, epidemiologist, entrepreneur, and inclusion strategist. Amri’s dialogic approach to engaging all people as leaders and change agents (most recently at the research division of Novartis, as Global Head of Cultural Intelligence and Inclusion) has fostered the opening of minds and deepening of skillsets with organizational leaders and citizens enabling them to thrive and optimally contribute to one another and their respective organizations.

As CEO/Founder of Inclusion Wins, Amri and a virtual collective of partners converge organizational purpose to create a global impact with a lens of inclusion. Amri is currently working on a manuscript answering the question; How can we make inclusiveness more accessible (for all stakeholders); actionable (clear, universal contributions); and sustainable (purposeful and perpetually impactful)?

Born in Topeka, Kansas (USA), Amri has worked and lived in the U.S, Brazil, and currently lives in Basel, Switzerland, with his partner Martina and their three kids.

Howie Schaffer

Partner/Senior Consultant with inclusion wins and the founder & principal of big tent consulting

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Howie Schaffer, Partner/Senior Consultant with Inclusion Wins and the founder & principal of Big Tent Consulting. He is a respected speaker, strategist, trainer and facilitator on cutting-edge topics in diversity, inclusion, leadership development, change management, organizational assessment & transformation, and cultural competency. He is an esteemed personal counselor and executive coach.

From 2008-2014, Howie was a Vice President at Cook Ross Inc. where his client relationship development, content, product, and research efforts focused on creating transformative solutions for FORTUNE 500, law firms, professional services, education, healthcare, government, media, nonprofit, and other leading organizations. Previously, Howie was Vice President, Communications, Research & Publications at Diversity Best Practices. His areas of key responsibility included marketing and branding; press and social media outreach; publications development; e-newsletters; diversity research and data collection; benchmarking; speechwriting; and client services.

Howie has an undergraduate degree in communications from Cornell University and a graduate degree in philosophy of education from Teacher’s College at Columbia University. He is a proud husband and the father of two dazzling sons.

Atena Hensch

Worked in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) for the last 17 years

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Atena Hensch has worked in the field of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for the last 17 years. She has worked globally, particularly in Iran, New Zealand, Australia and Switzerland. Her work has been across education, health, civil society, government, corporate, refugees and immigration, humanitarian, multicultural women’s health and several other sectors.

Atena has developed numerous tools, frameworks and case studies to assess organisation’s approaches to DEI and provide solutions to go forward in their journey toward inclusive practices. She has built educational materials on DEI and facilitated many workshops on race equality and equity, intersectionality, diversity awareness, cultural competency of front-line staff to executive leaders and global governing boards. She is trained in applying numerous assessment tools such as Cultural Intelligence (CQ®) and Cultural Orientation Indicator to support individuals in negotiation and communications across cultures.

Atena’s experience is supported by her academic study of Master of Public Administration in Global Diversity Governance and her publications in this field. She has conducted numerous case studies in which she interviewed participants about their lived experience and analysed the data into meaningful best practice examples.
Race, faith and multiculturalism are vital components of her own personal experience and identity as a woman of colour from the Middle East who married to a Swiss-German husband, and having lived together in different countries. She has two teenage daughters and is currently living in Switzerland.

HENRI MICHEL YÉRÉ

(MA, PHD) Senior consultant with inclusion wins. Currently a researcher based at the sentre for African studies at the university of basel

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Senior Consultant with Inclusion Wins, is currently a researcher based at the Centre for African Studies at the University of Basel.

A trained historian, Henri was formerly an Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Novartis, based in Basel, Switzerland, occupying various responsibilities.

He has worked extensively with scientists active in the field of medical research. In addition to the experience garnered in the pharmaceutical industry, Henri has delivered workshops in several organizations as a consultant (Deloitte, EY, KPMG, CERN among others.)

An experienced facilitator and trainer, Henri has trained leaders and their teams in mentoring, personality assessment, Cultural Intelligence (CQ®), unconscious bias training and inclusive leadership.

Dr. Yéré was born in the Ivory Coast and has studied at the University of Capetown (South Africa) in addition to his PhD from the University of Basel. He lives in Basel with his partner and three sons.

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